Combined acting & musical theatre for 15-21yrs

Medusa Theatre Company for ambitious young adult (teenage) performers. Many company members have professional or amateur experience when they join, and are in training for a career in performing and entry to vocational schools and university. Entry on to this course is by audition/workshop, the standard is very high. Keen beginners who are willing to work hard are also welcome! The company are friendly and supportive of each other. They perform in at least two shows a year, can opt to join additional class Medusa Pro (for free), and have the option of taking graded Acting and Musical Theatre exams annually.

Artemis is such an amazing place to be as it brings young adults and teenagers of all different ages together to bond over something they love most! The tutors are always there for support and guidance, both in and out of class
— Honey J - Student

Who is it for?

Medusa is for teens and actors in their early 20’s who love performing - especially musical theatre. We produce one big show a year - for 2020 this is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and a smaller Christmas show in a studio theatre (in 2019 - Elf the Musical)

Our members socialise a lot outside class - it is a very friendly group! You don’t have to be the best singer or dancer - but you need to have a talent in one area - and be willing to pitch in off stage too.

For those of you gathering extra UCAS points, you can opt to take graded exams in Acting and Musical Theatre. The training is included in class fees, you only pay for the exam itself.

For the super keen - we have Medusa Pro - who meet on a Thursday evening in Birch Hill (5 mins walk from our college). Medusa Pro are a self led group - supervised by directors from Omni Theatre Company. The MP group focus on acting and producing, and in winter 2019 and spring 2020 will produce and direct a National Theatre Connections play. Summer will focus on acting techniques and graded solos and duos for anyone who wants to take one.

The company are 15-23 years old currently - with a maximum of 30 cast each year.

Auditions for roles (lead and chorus) in ‘Elf’ will be ion Saturday 14th September.

Auditions for roles in our Connections play will be October 2019

Auditions for roles (lead and chorus) in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will be Saturday 11th January 2020.

All new members are offered a FREE two week trial.

Class times

Term times, 36 weeks a year (with extras for shows if needed).

Winter term:

1.45pm-6pm Saturday (Medusa Young Company @ Whitegrove)
6.30-pm-8.00pm Thursday (Medusa Pro @ Birch Hill).

Spring and Summer term 2020:

12pm-6pm Saturday (Medusa Young Company @ Whitegrove)
6.30-pm-8.00pm Thursday (Medusa Pro @ Birch Hill).

Fees

£360 per term - can be spilt over 4 payments of £90. (Sept-Dec, Jan-April, May-Aug).

Tickets for shows: Tickets for shows vary in price. All cast must buy a minimum of 2 tickets per show at the cast only advanced rate of £10per ticket. This is added to your bill at the start of the term. Additional tickets are then purchased through the theatre box office.

Scholarships: All scholarships are currently taken. When available, they are 50% reduction, or full (100%) reduction subject to a sponsor and the criteria met by the applicant.

All scholarship students pay a costume/show contribution fee of £15 (Christmas show) and £25 (summer show). In addition they must purchase a minimum of two tickets at cast rates (£10 per ticket) for each show in line with all other cast.

Sibling Discount: A discount of 10% of both students fees is available for siblings paying the full rate.

Exams: Exams are charged at cost, and are optional. For solo or duo this varies by exams board and grade being taken. On average £45-£100 per exam. Scholarships do not cover exam fees.

Location

on Saturdays

 

on Thursdays (Medusa Pro)

 

Term Dates

Qualifications

We offer optional qualifications for cast members. In 2020 these are:

RSL Musical Theatre (grade 4-8 depending on age/ experience)

Trinity Acting (grade 4-8 depending on age/ experience)

Arts Award - Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Medusa Cast 2019/20 Show Season

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